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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

NYFW S/S '10 United Bamboo

Shiseido @ United Bamboo

Dick Page, Shiseido’s Artistic Director, created the look at United Bamboo!

Get the Look

  • Face: Dick lightly applied Shiseido Makeup Dual Balancing Foundation where needed. He then applied a Translucent Loose Powder over the entire face to create a smooth, matte surface. He then dusted the new Luminizing Satin Face Color in High Beam White (WT905) and Soft Beam Gold (BE206) under the eyes and cheeks, and applied more Soft Beam Gold contouring the cheeks.
  • Eyes: Dick used the Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Brown (BR602) to the upper and lower lash lines, blending with a brush. To give a softer look, he applied the Luminizing Satin Eye Color in Cavern (BR708) from the Fall 2009 Makeup Collection over the Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil.
  • Lips: Lips were prepped with Aquafor and a dab of foundation to soften the pink of the lips. Next, the new Perfect Rouge Glowing Matte Lipstick in Whisper (RD722) from the Spring 2010 Makeup Collection was applied like a lip liner and patted to fill in the rest of the lip.

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Resolutely Red Lipstick!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Resolutely Red Lipstick, from the limited edition MAC In High Def Collection.

All entries must be submitted by September 17th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

Re-Tweet to Win

This is a Twitter Giveaway, so it is extremely easy to enter–just two simple steps!

1. Follow us on Twitter

2. Re-tweet the following: “Entered to win MAC Resolutely Red Lipstick! Follow @temptalia & RT to enter! http://tinyurl.com/inhdrr #temptalia”

Congratulations @afroditagirl!

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Borghese Lipstick

Fall Trend: Bold Lips with Borghese

Borghese Grappa B Moisture Advanced Care Lipcolour ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a creamy berry red wine with a soft sheen and high color. It is a creme finish, which accounts for how easily it glides over lips. It’s full color and very hydrating on lips and lasts me about five hours without eating/drinking. The color can bleed if your lips have this tendency already, so I do recommend a lip liner for best wear.

The packaging is a combination of black and silver metal, with the black portion kind of looking like a licorice twist, actually. I don’t love the packaging, but it’s functional and does the job. While the price is steep, you do get more lipstick for your dollar than usual, as the average lipstick size is about 0.12 oz. By the ounce, this lipstick is just a bit more expensive than MAC and Illamasqua, but cheaper than Urban Decay and NARS.

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 7/10

Recommendation:  If creamy, full color lipsticks are your passion, Borghese’s lipsticks are worth a peek!

Availability: Borghese.com

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Pucker Up: Shimmery Purple Lips

I wanted to use Night Violet mattene, which is an up and coming shade MAC Style Black, slated for release on September 24th. Night Violet has come out previously (which is why/how I have it). I then wanted to see if Violetta lipstick would give it a cool, brighter purple sheen (not really–the camera shows more of this effect than is visible in person, to be certain). Since Violetta didn’t quite kick it up a notch, I added Pink Opal pigment to the center of the lip (just patted on), which gave it a funky iridescence. I’m about a glossy lip, so I couldn’t resist adding Nice Kitty lipglass on top (which is mostly shimmer on me, not a lot of color).

In real life, the lips looked rather solid-colored, no real demarcation between colors, but there was just an extra sheen towards the center of the upper and lower lips and where they met. I liked it, but I’d probably recommend omitting Violetta or Night Violet — either will work great as a base; Violetta for a very bright look, Night Violet for a deeper, darker look (more like this one).

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

ION Studio @ Jeremy Laing

The Look

Creating a super sleek, slicked back look with a wet and textured finish that was rolled up in the back, Marco of ION Studio used only three Davines products on the model’s hair to achieve the look. He described the hair as “that moment when you dunk your head back in the pool and then come right up. We rolled under the back of the hair creating the shape of a biker’s helmet.”

Get the Look

Marco first brushed in an almost excessive amount of Davines Defining Creative Moulding Foam – an alcohol-free foam used to mould, sculpt and set hair with strong memory for all day hold and control. He then rolled under the hair in the back and used pins to set it in place. Next, Marco used the Davines For Wizards #8 Quick Setting Hard Gel – formulated to provide strong structure and control with a soft sheen. Lastly, a light spray of Davines Defining Gloss, a lightweight, non-greasy spray, finished the look adding an extra touch of shine. All Davines products can be found on www.davines.com for salon locations.

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